Airmen complete training

Several Air Force members with ties to the Upper Peninsula have made news recently. These airmen completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force

≤ U.S. Air Force Airman Samuel L. Pyykkonen graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Pyykkonen is the son of Milton F. Pyykkonen of Painesdale. He is a 2017 graduate of Marana High School, Tucson, Arizona.

≤ U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Christopher I. Crenshaw graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Crenshaw is the son of Donna Bench of Warren, Mich.

He graduated in 2012 from Gaylord High School, Gaylord, Mich., and earned a bachelor’s degree in 2016 from Northern Michigan University, Marquette.

≤ U.S. Air Force Airman Nicolas C. Bocanegra graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Bocanegra is the son of Crissy Heikkila and Carlos Bocanegra of Saukville, Wisconsin, and nephew of Lori Heikkila of Negaunee.

He is a 2013 graduate of Grafton High School, Grafton, Wis.

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